Board Members

NESEA has a 12-member board of directors.

Every October, the NESEA membership elects three board members to three-year terms, for a total of nine elected members at any given time. Also annually, the board itself appoints one member to join them for a three-year term—someone who may have a skill set or background that is underrepresented on the board—which brings the total up to 13 at any given time. If a board member can’t finish his or her term for some reason, the rest of the board appoints someone to finish it out.

Meet our leadership

Appointed members are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Caitríona Cooke*, Chair
Program Manager, Conservation Services Group
caitriona.cooke (at)
Board Term: 2012-2017

Paul Eldrenkamp, Secretary
President, Byggmeister, Inc.
paul (at)
Board Term: 2013-2016

Richard (Rick) Renner
Principal, Richard Renner Architectsrrenner (at)
Board Term: 2013-2016

michael_brussMichael Bruss
President, Bruss Construction
mdb (at)
Board Term 2013-2016

F. L. Andrew (Andy) Padian, Vice Chair
VP for Energy Initiatives, Community Preservation Corporation
apadian (at)
Board Term: 2012–2015

HalfpennyCChristina (Tina) Halfpenny, Treasurer
Director of Energy Efficiency, MA Department of Energy Resources
tina.halfpenny (at)
Board Term: 2011–2017
Martine Dion
Director of Sustainable Design, Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates
mdion (at)
Board Term: 2013-2016

Phil Kaplan
Principal, Kaplan Thompson Architects
phil (at)
Board Term: 2012–2015

SkipperJJohn Skipper
Business Development, ConEdison Energy Efficiency Programs
skipperj (at)
Board Term 2014-2017

MeyersRRob Meyers
Energy Service, South Mountain Company
rmeyers (at)
Board Term: 2014-2017